Friday, September 23, 2016

Ask the Expert Question of the Week: Pick one backup who you believe will become a significant fantasy player due to those injuries, and say why.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fantasy Football Guidebook Fantasy Teams Results Week 2

This year I am in "just" 13 leagues.
Of those 13.... six are "active" leagues involving day-to-day roster management (adds/drops, lineup changes etc). Seven leagues are "draft and forget" or Draft Master/Draft Expert Leagues which require no additional work as the teams I drafted are fixed (no adds/drops, trades/waivers etc) and the computer optimizes my lineup each week.

Of the 13 leagues five are "Expert" leagues either for fantasy football magazines (Pro Forecast Fantasy Football or Fantasy Football Index) or the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Pros versus Joes contest or the Scott Fish Bowl 480 Invitational contest. 

My leagues and weekly results/standings 
Notes: if in bold I won this week, most of the DM leagues are total points standings so I translate that into Wins and Losses bu assuming if I beat half of the other teams in TP then I Won

Active Leagues
FFPC Main Event                  Win, 1-1, 4th, TP=4th
FFPC $35 Satellite Classic    Win, 2-0, 3rd TP
SFB480                                    Win, 2-0, 3rd, TP=4th
FF Pro Forecast Mag             Win, 2-0, 1st, TP=1st
Local League                            Loss, 0-2, 11th, TP=10th
FFWC                                      Win, 2-0, 2nd, TP=2

Draft and Forget Leagues
FFPC Pros vs Joes                  Win, 1-1, 11th
FFPC #3763                              Loss, 0-2, 8th
FFPC #4068 (co-owned)         Win, 2-0, 2nd
FFPC #4386 (co-owned)         Win, 1-1, 9th
FFPC #4106                             Win, 1-1, 9th
Fantasy Index Auction           Win, 14-8 (all play), 5th
Fantasy Index Experts           Win, 11-11 (all play), 6th

This week: 11-2
Overall for Season: 16-10 





Monday, September 19, 2016

My Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event Team

My Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event Team.

Well my first draft pick Keenan Allen is out for the  season..so how are we doing so far? Oh and by the way I drafted Cam and CJ Anderson knowing I would have a 53 point start to Week 1. When K Allen went down it cost me a week 1 win as I lost 160-149. Allen scored 12.3 before going down in the first half. 

I am week at TE but strong at QB and RB. But with the loss of Allen WR needs help now too and the KC defense did not impress me week 1. Oh well...

QB
Cam Newton
Ryan Tannehill

RB
CJ Anderson
Doug Martin
Giovani Bernard
Frank Gore
Isaiah Crowell
Darren Sproles
Terrence West
Charcandrick West

WR
Keenan Allen
Jeremy Maclin
Sterling Shepard
Tavon Austin
Eli Rodgers
Markus Wheaton

TE
Kyle Rudolph
Max Williams

K
Adam Viniateri

DEF
KC

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Las Vegas was a blast and the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) did things right!

Just got back from Vegas a few days ago and man was it a great time!

The Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) put on a great high stakes contest. From the customer service to the food served and the free drinks coupons-they were first class!

I flew in Wednesday from London. Before that I spent a week in Spain hiking and going to the beach....another great time! Then flew to England on Tuesday night at 11pm to turn around less than 12 hours later and fly Virgin Atlantic direct to Vegas leaving Wednesday at 10am. Wow what a change from hiking and the beaches of Spain on Tuesday to arrive at 1:30pm in Vegas. 10 hour flight and you gain 8 hours in time zone travel. 

Stayed at the Westgate Hotel and Casino (formerly the Hilton) where the FFPC hosted their four day event. 

Bit jet lagged Wednesday evening and so just took care of some errands. 

Thursday went to the Las Vegas European Massage school for a 80 minute massage. I have visited them on previous trips to Vegas. You get a student massage therapist (MT) but the price is right at $45 and I have always found their MT's to be great. This time no exception as "Eli" provided a very strong deep tissue massage. I am a certified massage therapist myself in Swedish, Sports and Deep tissue massage (studying Aromatherapy Massage at the moment) so this was a research visit....LOL

Next it was on to the FFPC Kickoff party. About 500 fantasy football players watching Denver beat CAR in an exciting fashion on a big screen TV in the Westgate ball room. Drinks and a great buffet of burgers, hot dogs, cole slaw and potato salad and chips made for a fun evening. The TNF game comes on at 5:30 in Vegas time. Game finished at 9pm then I watched the Bare Knuckles draft  afterwards. 

Friday brought lots of catching up on fantasy football news since I had been "incommunicado no comment to make" to quote the great Jimmy Buffett. Also popped down to LV European Massage school for another 80 minute massage in the afternoon after all my FF studying and prep. 

Did I mention going to the gym from 7-8am at the Westgate and then hitting the pool for an hour every day?

Hooters for dinner and then studying some more.

Saturday was the FFPC Main Event at 3pm. Before that I had a look at the main hall where the FFPC would be conducting the drafts and researched some of the Friday drafts to see how far early some players were going. Remember drafters after the TNF game know the results of those players and CJ Anderson who was going in the 3rd and 4th rounds of FFPC drafts now went in the 1st and 2nd ads of Friday drafts because players knew he looked great and had 29 points in the bank from Thursday kickoff game. 

Draft was great. League is "WKRP in Cincinnati". Fellow owners were all  cool dudes and even had a father/son combo and two co-managers that I knew from World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) Main Event competition back in 2006/2007.

Took a break for dinner buffet and very pleased with the caesar salad, beef, desserts etc. 

FFPC really provided a great venue, great prices on the rooms there (specials of $45 most nights and just $75 on Fri/Sat and Thurs free) so I got 5 nights Wed-Monday departure for $240!!!!!! SUPER!

Chris and her daughter and Alex and Dave all were always around either working or supervising.

I missed attending this great event and am especially grateful to Alex and Dave for awarding a FFPC Main Event entry to the Pro's vs Joes League Winners since that got me back out to Vegas this year.

I plan on playing the Main Event live in 2017 and beyond since it is such a great experience. See you all in Vegas in 2017.

Sam

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Probable....really, Questionable maybe?

SO the NFL has changed the Injury reporting rules.
They have essentially gotten rid of the pesky "Probable" label which we all ignored and have loosened the rules for "Questionable"
What does this mean to FFers?

More players listed as Questionable and more work to determine if they really have a chance to play.

Stay tuned for me.....

Friday, September 16, 2016

Ask the Expert Question of the Week: Which player or performance was the most impressive/disappointing to you in Week 1? Will their strong/poor play continue?

Which player or performance was the most impressive/disappointing to you in Week 1? Will their strong/poor play continue?

DeAngelo Williams really caught my eye with 35 fantasy points on 143 rushing yards, 2 TDs and 6 catches for 28 yards. Wow! He really is in the best shape of his career. And the combination of Big Ben's gunslinger arm and Williams runs helps the Steeler offense click. He faces some tough defenses in CIN and PHI and then L. Bell comes back... so his super star performance may be short lived. At least just for 2 more games. But then again Bell is not the healthiest RB in the league...


ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly at http://www.fantasyindex.com/ with answers to a new question posted Thursday morning.



Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips and Fantasy Football Basics , all available at http://www.ExtraPointPress.com/, at all major bookstores, and at http://www.amazon.com/ and www.BN.com. He is a 20+ year fantasy football veteran who regularly participates in the National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC), Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) and finished 7th and 16th overall (out of 228 top players) in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC). He won the Fantasy Index Open in 2013. In 2015 he won his Pros vs Joes Challenge Division and finished 5th overall. 



Check out the latest book from Extra Point Press…a military thriller from Sam Hendricks Just One More...







Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151

Books from Extra Point Press:




Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428650


Fantasy Football Basics: The Ultimate "How to" Guide for Beginners available ($10.95) at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428634



Introducing a military thriller from Award Winning author Sam Hendricks- Just One More...

On a fateful night in Afghanistan, a flawed NATO airstrike sets into motion a chain of events that reaches across the world, from Vancouver to Copenhagen to London. How far will one person go for revenge?
In the sleepy English countryside, an F15E Strike Eagle team gears up for a live weapons mission. Can lead pilot "Rider" keep his head in the game and overcome the demons of his past? Hundreds of lives will depend on the answer as a deadly Al Qaeda terrorist cell, and maverick CIA and MI6 agents descend on US soil in a jaw-dropping climax where anything goes.

Just One More... $9.95

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Ask the Expert Question: Who is your MVP and why?

Who is your MVP and why?

Anytime you can get the #1 QB in fantasy football in the 6th round you have a great chance of winning the championship. Aaron Rodgers will be the best QB in 2016 and that is exactly where you can get him in most leagues. After Cam, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck and sometimes even Drew Brees. Aaron has Nelson and Cobb healthy plus a "happy-to-be-with-a-great-QB" TE in Jared Cook. Throw (expose the pun) in a suspect running game with Eddie Lacy and you have the right mix for a brew of high powered air attacks. Yes you can wait on QBs this year-but don't pass up on Rodgers too long. Draft Rodgers in the late 6th and smile all the way to the playoffs with this years MVP!

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly at http://www.fantasyindex.com/ with answers to a new question posted Thursday morning.


Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips and Fantasy Football Basics , all available at http://www.ExtraPointPress.com/, at all major bookstores, and at http://www.amazon.com/ and www.BN.com. He is a 20+ year fantasy football veteran who regularly participates in the National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC), Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) and finished 7th and 16th overall (out of 228 top players) in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC). He won the Fantasy Index Open in 2013. In 2015 he won his Pros vs Joes Challenge Division and finished 5th overall. 



Check out the latest book from Extra Point Press…a military thriller from Sam Hendricks Just One More...







Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151

Books from Extra Point Press:




Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428650


Fantasy Football Basics: The Ultimate "How to" Guide for Beginners available ($10.95) at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428634



Introducing a military thriller from Award Winning author Sam Hendricks- Just One More...

On a fateful night in Afghanistan, a flawed NATO airstrike sets into motion a chain of events that reaches across the world, from Vancouver to Copenhagen to London. How far will one person go for revenge?
In the sleepy English countryside, an F15E Strike Eagle team gears up for a live weapons mission. Can lead pilot "Rider" keep his head in the game and overcome the demons of his past? Hundreds of lives will depend on the answer as a deadly Al Qaeda terrorist cell, and maverick CIA and MI6 agents descend on US soil in a jaw-dropping climax where anything goes.

Just One More... $9.95

BN.com (9.95)